Braciole recipe Neapolitan-style is a dish that ran the history of the Southern-Italian cuisine! The ingredients of this delicious rolled meat come from the Ancient Greece, via the discovering of America and the French domination of the territory around Naples. The meat is filled with cured prosciutto, raisins, pine nuts, and cheese, then seared and slow cooked in a tasty tomatoes sauce. To complete the recipe as the tradition requires, toss the pasta with the sauce and serve it as first course. The meat will be a fantastic second course, a complete meal to depict an authentic feast Italian-style!
Homemade tortellini is one of the most important recipes of my hometown, Bologna! Along with Bolognese ragù and Lasagne, this recipe is an authentic icon of the Emilian culinary tradition. Here I’m telling you the history, the legend, and the traditional way to make tortellini. Not really easy to prepare, but a masterpiece of the Italian culture!
Veal scaloppini with prosciutto (Italian ham) and sage leaves, sauteed into butter are named “saltimbocca alla romana” in Rome. It’s a must to try! Thin veal steaks are flavored with sage and black pepper, then dressed up with Italian prosciutto, and finally sauteed into the butter. A thin layer of cornstarch combined with white wine creates a creamy sauce, very tasty!
Eggplant pasta with prosciutto dices is a quick and tasty Italian recipe. I love serve this sauce along with any kind of short pasta, but the shape I prefer is Garganelli: an Emilian kind of maccheroni very traditional in Bologna, my birth city. Deep fried eggplants give a characteristic flavor, but if you prefer an healthier choice you can bake them, considering that the taste will be good but not the same. I like complete this eggplant pasta with Ricotta Salata cheese, but Pecorino is perfect as well!
Finally is time to prepare the fig jam! This compote is one of my favorites. It’s good simply spread on a bread slice, but it’s even better with tasty and creamy cheeses, like Brie, and Carembert, and Taleggio, and Gorgonzola. Let me give you a little tip: prepare a sandwich with toasted bread, San Daniele prosciutto, aged Gorgonzola and fig jam, you’ll be one step closer to paradise!
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Today I propose you another recipe from my childhood: the pasta with Italian prosciutto and green peas. Oh men! This pasta brings me right to my birthplace in Bologna, when my mom wanted to cuddle us, but had not much time. The best prosciutto for this recipe is the final part, the sweeter and softer. Just because the ham is cooked, increasing its sapidity, I do not recommend you to add salt into the sauce. Try on this dish with Penne, Garganelli or, if you have more time, with fantastic homemade tagliatelle!
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